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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
about the hoax surrounding notre dame football star manti te'o and new questions over how he didn't know his girlfriend never existed. when will the truth come out? >>> and new term, new do. first lady michelle obama changes up her hairstyle with a bang as the final preparations are being made in washington to host the president's second inaugural "today," friday, january 18th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this is a confession years in the making. did you watch lance armstrong interview? >> i have to say i did. and even though we all expected, we all thought we knew what we were going to hear, when you heard those blunt answers to direct questions, it was still somewhat starting. >> a lot of people had been waiting to hear what armstrong would say, the disgraced cyclist using everything from human growth hormone to testosterone. maybe not the answer some peopl
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
state senate. >>> manny -- manti te'o speaking out about a hoax he had a girlfriend in an internet hoax. he said he felt he had to lie about the situation even after he discovered he had been misled. >> you stuck to the script and you knew something was amiss, manti. >> correct. >> why? >> well, anybody put yourself in my situation, katie, put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me she died on september 12th. everybody knew that. this girl, who i committed myself to died on september 12th. now, i get a phone call on december 6th, saying that she's alive, and that i'm going to be put on national tv two days later and they asked me the same question. what would you do? >> te'o's father also appears in the interview to reject allegations that manti was in on the hoax to gain sympathy for personal gain. it is 7:17 right now. back over to matt, savannah and al. i guess we have to take his word for it. >> i'm sure he's hoping that will put an end to all of this. thanks. >> mr. roker back with the local forecast. >> let's see what we've got for you around much of the country, lo
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
? >> thanks, al. involving notre dame star manti te'o and the missed signs that his girlfriend didn't really john yang has the story from south bend, indiana. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. not only are people asking how someone like manti te'o could be in a long-term relationship and never meet the person face to face, some are asking how could the people around him not know his girlfriend never existed? it's another day of silence for manti te'o. now there's renewed scrutiny about what he said in the past about his dead girlfriend, who never existed. according to notre dame officials, te'o told him he first learned of the hoax on december 6th. still, he spoke publicly about her death two days after that on national television at the heisman trophy ceremony. >> i'll never forget the time i found that my girlfriend passed away. >> the sports illustrated cover story on te'o, days after the notre dame star said his girlfriend died of leukemia. >> if he was acting, he should be nominated for every oscar category in the country. >> reporter: in retrospect,
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
get to the bottom of the health threat. >>> notre dame speaking out about the manti te'o fake girlfriend scandal. what the school know, when it -- school knew, where it knew, and why the school didn't go public when it first learn good the deception. even that's confusing. >> nothing makes sense in that story. >>> we'll take you on the hunt for a man-eating nile crocodile. you guessed it, in florida. we do want to begin this morning with the icy weather blanketing a big section of the country. the weather channel's mike seidel is in knoxville, tennessee, where they're cleaning up today now that the worst appears to be over. mike, good morning. >> reporter: and good morning, lester. here in knoxville, temperatures stayed above freezing all night. so the ice from yesterday has melted. take a look at the streets yesterday. we had freezing rain for nine hours. about .4 inch of ice. this shut down a lot of roadways, hundred of accidents here up through kentucky, the carolinas. one fatality in the upstate of south carolina due to icy roads. power was not a big issue. only 4,000 cust
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am EST
country, manti te'o. he was the runner up for the heisman trophy. >> we talked about what happened here. he had been using his girlfriend's death as inspiration throughout the season, he said. but now, after she was exposed as a fictional person in an online article, te'o claims he was the victim of somebody's sick joke. others aren't so sure. just ahead, we are going to talk to the reporter who broke this story coming up. >>> then president obama set to launch a campaign-style push to gain public support for his sweeping new gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the censure troy block them. we are going to talk to the nra's president. >>> and an inside look at scientology. in an exclusive interview, oscar-winning director and former scientology member, paul haggis, says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church says haggis has not been an active member in years and dismisses him as "the hypocrite of hollywood." we will hear from paul haggis and talk to the author of a new book that explores the ties between scientology and hollywood. but we are g
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> his girlfriend's death and howmo manti te'o dealt with it, but he claims he was the victim of a sick joke. others aren't so sure. we'll talk to the reporter who broke that story. >>> then president obama launching a campaign style push to gain public support for sweeping gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the century to block that. we'll talk to the nra's president coming up. >>> an inside look at scientology. an exclusive interview with oscar winning director and former scientology member paul hagut says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church dismisses him as the hypocrite of hollywood. we'll speak with him and talk to the author of a new book that explores the link between scientology and hollywood. >>> we want to get to breaking news. nbc's nichelle cokosinkski liven london. >> reporter: this has been changing by the moment. first, the report that a number of hostages has escaped. now that algerians have raided the facility and a number of have been killed, including hostages. 41 people held, among them americans, british, norwegi
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
. >>> for the very first time we're hearing voice mails from the person who pretended to be manti te'o's girlfriend. >> i just wanted to say i love you and good night and i'll be okay tonight. love you so much. >> the next question is, who does that voice belong to? the young man accused of being behind this hoax or someone else entirely? >> a lot of people wondering about that. >>> do you wish you had techniques that could make the morning go faster, like shaving the night before? >> i do shave the night before. >> something i learned about willie. we have interesting strategies for making the morning more efficient. >> do you have any strategies? >> i have a couple. >> do you lay out the clothe the night before? >> of course not. that would require organization and forethought, which i do not have. >>> brutal cold being felt by millions of you this morning. al roker is outside for us with details. good morning. >> that's right. bad news, guys, is that we're not going to see an end to these brutally cold temperatures in the northeast and the appalachians and tennessee river valley until
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
up, exclusive interview of the woman whose pictures were used of the girlfriend manti te'o never had. >>> and if you call in sick from home. "today" from >>> coming up, the man who >>> coming up, the man who made michelle obama stunning, inaugural gown, jason wu. >> and the man lucky to be alive after a light fell on him during a match on your local news. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] take the special k challenge. lose up to six pounds in two weeks. with the cereal you love... and so much more. what will you gain when you lose? and so much more. minute maid pure squeezed. it tastes just like a fresh, ripe orange, and oranges are really mad. i'm ty burell and i'm an idiot... who changed the cue cards? well played, orange. minute maid pure squeezed. never from concentrate. pleeeeeeeease... [ female announcer ] betty crocker fruit flavored snacks. pleeeeeeeease... less than 100 calories and made with real fruit pleeeeeeeease... thanks mom! [ female announcer ] betty crocker fruit flavored snacks. >>> it is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelly. a normally quiet san jose neighb
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
, linebacker manti t'eo denies any involvement in the hoax surrounding his make-believe girlfriend as he opens up for the first time since the scandal broke. >>> and a governor upstaged by a little boy who passes out. this morning he's okay and has a funny story to tell. today, saturday, january 18, funny story to tell. today, saturday, january 18, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'll lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. many people watching lance armstrong -- so. talk about the past nights of interviews. thursday when he sat down with oprah winfrey said he didn't seem that remorseful. part two of the interviewer last night, though, for some was a bit of a change. the disgraced cyclist more emotional, tearing up when he talked about confessing to his kids. one thing i think people were waiting to hear about. >> question is, do tears make a difference in how people perceive this. in the end, will it rehabilitate his image? this morning, armstrong's teammates and more on the disgraced cyclist's future.
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
particulars. >>> manti te'o was arguably the most marketable player but now a hoax revealed an online romance with a woman who never existed. questions remain about whether te'o was involved in the hoax or just a victim. the uncertainty could affect the team's willingness to draft te'o come april. he has been projected as a top ten pick. >>> toyota has settled the first in a xwroop of hundrgroove of h pending wrongful deaths by unintended acceleration of toyota vehicles. they reached an agreement with the toyota of a utah man and woman who were killed when their camry careened into a wall. >>> today readers are remembering pauline phillips, who died thursday. along with her twin sister, ann larnds, she now created the column, always writing with a dash of wit and wisdom. phillips was 94 years old. >>> are you in the market for a house, looking for something late 18th century right in the heart of our nation's capital? too bad, the white house not for sale, but having fun, calculating what that building would go for using an algorithm. what's it worth? about $295 million, but like most
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
. jenna? >> hey, good morning. good morning, everyone. notre dame star linebacker manti t'eo has finally answered questions about his fake online romance. te'o said he did not make up the story about his girlfriend and that the alleged mastermind of the hoax has apologized to him. te'o sat down friday for an exclusive interviewer with espn. te'o also denied using a scheme to improve his chances as a candidate for the heisman trophy last month. he said the hoax actually affected his play in the bcs game which the irish embarrassingly lost to alabama 42-14. we'll have much more on this puzzling story coming up in our 8:30 half-hour. >>> former new orleans mayor ray nagin has been indicted by a federal injection. the indictment accuses nagin of accepting more than $160,000 in bribes from contractors after hurricane katrina. >>> an already bad flu season still bad. causing more misery across the united states. 48 states now report widespread flu activity, 29 children have been killed, nine more than last week. and we are only halfway through the flu season. >>> hey, you no longer hav
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am EST
linebacker, manti te'o, has spoken out for the first time since the fake girlfriend hoek was exposed last week. mike taibbi has the story. >> good morning, natalie. the principles in this story are staying as far from the media as possible. te'o saying late friday had nothing to do with the hoax also concedes that his own words and actions didn't help his cause. heisman trophy runner-up remains in florida, preparing for the nfl draft. but manti te'o told espn he was never, ever part of the fake girlfriend hoax. the person te'o said admitted to him this week it was his doing was ronaiah tuiasosopo. t tayo told espn, he now knows that there was no girlfriend that died tragically, lennay kekua. days after he suspected he had been victimized by a prank still talked about his dead girlfriend at the heisman ceremony in new york. >> i'll never forget the time when i found out that my girlfriend passed away. >> in what he called his biggest regret, te'o told his father and several interviewers he had, in fact, met his girlfriend when he never had. nfl watchers say it may not hurt his status in th
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
savannah guthe, natalie morales and al roker. the first on-camera interview with manti te'o. he did it with katie couric yesterday. he admitted that after he learned of the hoax in december, he misled reporters and his parents in thinking he met his girlfriend in person. obviously, that never happened. he said he was embarrassed, quite frankly. he came out and just said i knew t i was humiliated. i had gone so far down this road. >> what would you do in that situation? >> i didn't know how to turn back. also yesterday we got our first sound of the voice of the woman who turns out to be a man. >> maybe. >> who we thought was the girlfriend lennay kekua. >> i'll be okay tonight. i love you so much, hon. sweet dreams. >> sounds like a girl. >> it sounds like a girl. >> and then he came out of that sound bite and asked katie, does that sound like a girl to you? she agreed it did sound like a girl. the lawyer representing this guy, ronaiah tuiasosopo admits that he imperson ated the voice of lennay. >> there's some controversy over that as well. the post is reporting that it was, in fact, r
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
manti te'o's girlfriend. >> i just wanted to say i love you and good night and i'll be okay tonight. i love you so much. >>> so now the question is who does that voice belong to. was it the young man accused of being behind the hoax or somebody else entirely. we'll look into that. >> a lot of people wondering that. >>> do you wish you had more time in the morning. do you wish you had techniques to make the morning go faster, like shaving the night before. >> i do shave the night before. >> something i learned about willie. we have interesting strategies. >> do you lay out the clothes a night before? >> no, of course not. that would require organization and forethought which i do not have. >>> we'll get to that. let's begin with the new winter storm to go with the brutal cold being felt by millions of you this morning. al roker is outside this morning with details. al, good morning. >> that's right. the bad news, guys, we're not going to see an end to the brutally cold temperatures in the northeast and appalachians and tennessee river valley until monday. yesterday, it's actually war
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
the mastermind of the manti te'o hoax the only one who pretended to be kekua. >> more after your local news. ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the days when you get a sudden call from the school, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. when you have children's motrin on hand, you're ready. for high fever, nothing works faster or lasts longer than children's motrin. be ready with children's motrin. you know that, right? uh-huh. i know this hasn't always been easy for you. and i'm really happy that you're in my life, too. ♪ it's just like yours, mom! [ jane ] behind every open heart is a story. tell yours with my open hearts collection at kay jewelers, the number one jewelry store in america. there are millions of reasons to give one, but the message is always the same. keep your heart open... and love will always find its way in. thank you. thank you. ♪ every kiss begins with kay i've got to get breakfast ready for my two leading ladies. while managing their schedule with my producing partne
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
girlfriend that manti te'o actually never had. she's with us live for an exclusive interview and she will explain why she knows exactly who is behind this hoax. >>> the big after party at the white house after the inauguration. of course, we weren't invited. a lot of big celebrities were. they're all tweeting about it. what they're all saying about the very late, late night into the early morning hours. >> 3:00 am. >> that's right. >>> a lot to get to. right now let's get out to chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is all bundled up in the windy city. how bad is it out there? >> hey, guys, nice to see you guys sharing the pain this morning. a full two-thirds of this nation is under the grips of this blast of cold as temperatures fall and windchills plummet. call it the siberian express or just plain brr. there are parts of the country that haven't seen temperature this is low in more than two years. in erie, pennsylvania, two windy to even clear the snow. >> it's absolutely freezing. >> reporter: and the treacherous cold sideways blowing snow and ensuing whiteouts make for dangerous driving.
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
bunker. we are live at the scene. >>> and the motive. the man behind the manti te'o hoax breaks his silence. >> i wanted to end it because after everything i have gone through i realized i just have to move on with my life. >> so why did he do it? his answer, "today," january 30th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. weather is the story again this morning. severe storms moving east, packing heavy rain, high winds. al is tracking this for us. we'll get to him in just a moment from now. >>> also ahead, bill gates is considered one of the great visionaries of our time. for example, take a look at what he said to tom brokaw in 1992. >> one of the big things over the next couple of years will be getting the computer on enough desktops that we'll actually communicate through what's called electronic mail and it's surprising to me it's not happening a little faster. >
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Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
manti te'o is speaking out for the first time, and we'll talk about that. but right now, this is "today" >> announcer: "today in the bay" weather is sponsored by bank of the west. >>> still ahead, an iraq war veteran lost all four limbs, proudly shows off his new arms. we'll talk to the doctors who performed the rare double transpla transplant. >> after your local news. for minor digestive issues. exactly, it's also important for my overall well being because it helps regulate my digestive system. and when you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside! whether at work, with friends, on a special night, or just enjoying an activia. shine from the inside out with activia. ♪ dannon >> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." >> good morning, everybody. i'm john kelly. we have a deadly crash in livermore. mike has the details. >> folks, we have the chopper over the scene here. you can see what remains of this car after the car had the initial crash. then a car fire. eastbound 580 right around the greenville road exit. you see traffic is starting to move again. for the
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Jan 25, 2013 4:30am EST
, highly contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the country. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety sake. we'll take you to the place where the suns are warm, life is good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. bitterly cold arctic care is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as eye can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in massachusetts, amazing pictures show the thicket rivers fall frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. and later on our bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. that's coming right up. >>> in the after math of the shootings in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and rifles and pistols and it would ban am mission clips holding more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 20
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
checks. >>> turning now to a bizarre story involving notre dame star linebacker manti te'o and news that the reported cancer death of his girlfriend was actually a hoax, in fact, the woman never even existed. nbc's kurt gregory explains. >> reporter: notre dame linebacker manti te'o was the centerpiece of a fighting irish football team that shocked experts. recording a storybook season. a highly publicized death of te'o's girlfriend lennay kekua who was believed to help inspire te'o to the top of the college football world. notre dame called that story a hoax. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax, perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand that had a certain cruelty at its core. >> reporter: the story of the hoax broke on deadspin, a popular sports website that is reporting the girlfriend doesn't even exist. as the story spread, te'o released a statement saying that he's the, quote, victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies. notre dame's athletic director jack swarbrick said te'o's reported relationship with kakua took place online a
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
during a governor's speech. >>> speaking out for the first time. notre dame football player manti te'o responds to claims he faked having a girlfriend he never met in person. >>> and an inauguration fact for you. [ female announcer ] the magic begins when jif fresh roasts peanuts to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. ♪ it can even be a game changer. that's why choosy moms and dads choose jif. >>> your next trip through airport security will be different. the transportation security administration is removing those controversial full body scanners. the scanners produced a near nude image of travelers, and congress ordered the scanners either produce a more generic image or must be removed. the scanner's manufacturer says they won't be able to meet the deadline, so the tsa is getting rid of the machines. they are replacing them with new scanners. >>> wrong place at the wrong time to fall ill. yesterday, pennsylvania governor tom corbit was speaking. a boy behind him started swaying and fainted. the speech was put on hold. he came back a short time later and got a little one-on-o
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
he missed red flags during an interview with manti te'o. the senior writer posted a transcript of his interview with te'o on s.i.'s website. he includes a retrospective saying there were clues that the story didn't add up. during the interview, te'o was not confident when had he was talking about meeting la nay ka cue a. he could not find evidence of her existence at stanford where she apparently went to college. te'o released a statement on the hoax but is expected to address the media possibly at some point before the weekend is over. >>> caught on tape, a russian firefighter trying to rescue a family from a burning building is pummeled by snow and ice. he's climbing up the ladder and then boom, a huge mound of snow and ice falls off the building. the man somehow managed to hold on as fellow firemen helped him. they ended up rescuing the family and that firefighter was not hurt. very brave and the presence of mind to hold on. >>> it's 4:21 right now. let's take a look outside if we can. city cam showing you the district and there's no snow on the ground. we didn't -- that's not surp
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Jan 24, 2013 4:30am EST
manti te'o tells all about his girlfriend hoax. we'll hear from him next. >>> north korea warms that a new test may be coming soon. >>> plus, the most valuable nba franchises in the country. "early today" is back in two minutes. arly today" is back in minutes. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. north korea is threatening to carry out more rocket launches in a nuclear test that would target the u.s. for what it called continuing hostility. this after the u.n. security council condemned pyongyang's rocket launch and expanded recommendations against the regime. >>> the search is on for three canadian men missing in antarctica after their small plane disappeared. >>> los angeles police say a former fourth grade teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing 19 students and an adult co-worker between september 2011 and march 2012. robert pimental is being held on $12 million bail. >>> in an interview set to air today, manti te'o said he was a victim in the hoax for this girlfriend that never existed. couric asked, why didn't come sooner. >>
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Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
dame football player manti te'o after talking to ronaiah sue soap poe was on the "today" show. >> was this a romantic relationship with you the answer was there. are you therefore gay, he said, well, if you put it that way, yes. >> dr. phil told him the hopester. >>> surfing a 100-foot wave off the coast of portugal. experts to looking to confirm the size of that wave. >>> the tug-of-war between bulls and bears. mastercard and u.p.s. could set the tone ahead of the first jobs report of tlirn. we'll see how facebook fares after news that mobile ad revenue climbed but overall income tumbled 79%. after the bell, chip maker qualcomm wowed investors with its bullish earnings. electronic arts ticked lower due to a slump in sales in gaming consoles. meanwhile, investors soured on the release of two new blackberrys wednesday sending the company's stock spiraling. research in motion also announced it's finally changing its name to blackberry. the parent of "people" and "sports illustrated" is planning to lay off 500 people. walmart has limited ammo sales to three boxes per customer per
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
woman whose face was used in the manti te'o scandal sits down exclusively with nbc news. >>> and j. crew director jenna lyons and jason wu are both live in studio this morning with their reactions to the first family donning their fashions on inauguration day. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing news, sports and more. i'm mara schiavocampo. thanks for watching "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> an all-night manhunt condition continues. police searching door to door for the people who shot an undercover officer. >>> an elderly couple is a target of a home invasion. the clue police hope will track down the suspects. >>> waiting for word. hundreds of niners fans waiting to find out if they'll get a chance to buy tickets to that super bowl. >> they are heading to the big show. looking forward to that. right now a live look over the city the 49ers call home. that's a dark shot of san francisco. it will look a lot nicer once it lights up on this tuesday, january 22nd. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, ever
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Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
moteer dame football player manti te'o. after talking to ronaiah tuiasosopo dr. phil mcgraw was on the "today" show. >> was this a romantic relationship with you? and he says yes. i said, are you then therefore gay? he said, well, if you put it that way, yes. >> dr. phil said the hoaxster told him manti t'eo was not involved in that scheme. >> surfer garrett macnamar claims he broke his record surfing a 100-foot wave off the coast portugal. experts are still looking to confirm the size of that wave. we'll see how facebook fares after news that mobile ad revenue climbed but overall income tumbled 79%. also, after the bell, chip maker qualcomm wowed investors with its bullish earnings and outlook. on the downside, video game publisher and industry bell electronic arts ticked lower in late trading due to a slump in sales in gaming consoles. meanwhile, investors soured on the release of two new blackberrys wednesday sending the company's stock spiraling. research in motion also announced it's finally changing its name to blackberry. "time" the nation's largest magazine publisher and th
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
. >>> and speaking out for the first time. notre dame football player manti te'o responds to claims that he faked having a girlfriend he never met in person. >>> and from 30 rock to our bureau here in washington, coming up al roker joins us in our studios to talk about his journey losing weight and keeping those pounds off. >>> we're just getting started here this morning. keep it here on news 4 today. >>> new this morning, police are looking for a suspect that shot and killed a man outside a d.c. nightclub around 2:30 this morning. officers were called out to chuck & billy's lounge near howard university. they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. he was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. police have not released the victim's name or a possible motive in this shooting. >>> breaking news now in the algerian hostage situation. algerian state news agencies say its army has stormed the plant where a hostage situation has entered its fourth day, killing 11 militants. the agency also says seven hostages were killed by militants during the assault. reu
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> for the first time we're hearing the voice that manti te'o heard on the other end of the phone. >>> why apple's next big smart product may not be something you >>> i'm melissa mollet at the live desk. we're going to go straight to a live picture of what's happening in tahrir square near egypt. clashes breaking out. thousands of people in the streets. you can hear horns honking in the distance. this is the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the uprising there. a local newspaper reporting right now 20 people have been injured in clashes. mass anti-government protests are expected throughout the day. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> john kerry could be confirmed as secretary of state as early as next week. the full senate could vote on his nomination on tuesday. kerry breezed through his confirmation hearing yesterday. he answered questions from the senate foreign relations committee. he served on the committee for 28 years and is currently its chairman. current secretary of state hillary clinton introduced him. >>> things are looking up for president obama's ch
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
livestrong ceo doug ulman. >>> the speculation continues to swirl around notre dame as linebacker manti te'o and the mystery over a girlfriend he publicly mourned and now says never existed. in the wake of that revelation in claims he was a victim of the elaborate hoax news organizations are sifting news reports raising more questions. an associated press review finds the heisman trophy candidate perpetuated the relationship. te'o said he learned of the hoax on december 6th which leaves us to learn when will we hear from te'o himself. >>> now, the latest on the ongoing hostage crisis in algeria. new details are emerging about the algerian government raid to rescue foreign nationals held captive at a bp-related gas plant. some americans escaped but others are still being held. duncan, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. the latest has come from the british prime minister who has been speaking to his algerian counter part and he said they are still pursuing terrorists and possibly some of the hostages in other areas of the site. what's unclear is how many hostages escaped yesterday d
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Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
him. >>> notre dame's manti te'o talked about his girlfriend twice. she wasn't dead she never really existed. the latest in the hostage situations. and plans for the president's inauguration are well under way. and back to the future another time. the retrofitted hovercraft. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 18th, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. one big lie. that's what lance armstrong said for the first time ever after more than a decade of denials. the seven-time tour de france winner admitted to cheating by taking banned substancing during his cycling career. some a sitdown with oprah winfrey he talked about the allegations that have been plaguing him for here's. this after the justice department decided to intervene in a whistle-blower lawsuit brought on by a former teammate. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> a one more answer. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your performances? >> yes. >> reporter: after years of denials, seven-time winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use perf
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am EST
be something she's not. it's called catfishing and has been in the news because of manti te'o from notre dame. the woman uses the twitter name redridinghood. she used fake photos on line and has contacted several players. the players were picture of a porn star. a joint man who was also fooled by -- a germantown man who says he was fooled by the woman says he started communicating with her because she was a redskins fan. >> she told me she knew one guy on the 2009 roster. >> news4 spoke to phillip daniels, director of player development for the redskins. he said, "i think it was all about attention. it was just about being able to talk to players. it was never a situation where guys were giving money or anything like that." >>> if you are just waking up and you haven't looked outside yet, this is what you will see. winter weather everywhere today. fresh snow covering the ground. this is a live picture at the intersection of pennsylvania and 8th street in southeast d.c. we'll check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein in just a minute. first, we're getting a look at some g
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
exclusive, savannah sits down with the woman whose photos were used in the manti te'o hoax. and hear from a chicago couple who decorated their bedroom with 60,000 pennies. they asked them why they did it. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing news, sports and more. i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." this, your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a great wednesday. >>> new this morning, after more than nine hours of heated comments, oakland city council voted on a plan to hire controversial consultant bill bratton. details on the decision next. >> you may want to check your freezer after a popular berry company issues a food recall. we'll let you know about the food you want to make sure you're not feeding your family. >> and a high school heist. an expensive south bay restaurant burglarized in the night. the pricy items burglars made off with. >> we take you live outside. you have arrived on wednesday, middle of the week on january 23. a live look at the beautiful bay bridge. this is "today in the bay." >> announcer: from
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
writer who interviewed manti te'o about his fictitious girlfriend said he missed red flags. there's a transcript on the s.i. website. the writer includes a retrospective saying there were clues te'o's story didn't add up. he said te'o was not confident when he talked about meeting lennay kekua. there was no evidence of her existence on lexus nexus or stanford where she allegedly went to college. he did not make a public statement yesterday as he was scheduled to do. >>> the national and drew store yen reached an agreement. they will pay him $2.5 million this season. storen was eligible for salary arbitration if the two sides couldn't come to an agreement. he missed more than half of last season because of an elbow injury. he finished the season as the national closer but his role may change this season. the nats just signed former yankee closer, rafael soriano to a two-year deal. >>> we're a day away from the caps taking the ice. it seems like fans aren't letting the lockout linger. thousands of fans rocked the red for an open practice at the verizon center. it was a special event t
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
morning that he missed red flags when he interviewed notre dame's manti te'o about who we know is a fake girlfriend now. there's a transcript of the interview on the website for s.i. it includes a retrospective saying there were clues that te'o's story did not add up. during the interview, te'o was not confident when he talked about meeting lennay kekua. there was no evidence of her existence on lexus nexus or stanford where she apparently went to college. there was no public statement made yesterday as scheduled. >>> the downfall of one of college football's greatest coaches is on the way to the big screen. al pacino will star as the late penn state coach joe paterno in an upcoming biopic. it will be called happy valley based on the last two years of his life. he died of cancer a year ago, shortly after being fired over the jerry sandusky sex abuse scannel. >>> it looks like tom cruise is the latest victim of a hoax called swatting when a false call is placed to get swat to show up. >>> there was a call from someone not in the home at the time but officers say there was no emergenc
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
woman whose picture was used to trick manti te'o speaks out. >>> why you may have to mine for gold if you want to be in the stadium to see the 49ers play on football's biggest stage. >>> southwest airlines changes the way you get on the airplane and for how much. coming up in business news. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budget. because safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, a case of arrowhead water is just $3.33. folgers is $7.99 for the large size. that's a huge deal. rise and shine. simply orange oj is just $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> lucky 49er fans will find out today if they'll get a chance to be down in new orleans for the team's quest for number six. they will find out today by e-mail whether they won a team drawing that will allow them to purchase super bowl tickets. the team entering every season ticket holder into the drawing earlier this week and winning only guarantees you the cha
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
line backer manti te'o is saying about his involvement in the bizarre hoax involving a dead girlfriend. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> we are looking live at the white house the day before president obama takes the oath of office for the second time. we'll tell you how many bay area delegates are head there had for the festivities. president obama's second term is kicking off this weekend with a lot of fan fair fare in the nat capital and the bay area will be well represented. three mayors will be in d.c. for the festivities and as danielle lee shows us, hundreds of thousands of people are arriving in washington as organizers are rushing to finish the last detail. >> reporter: the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes flew in from atlanta, her first stop was the national mall where crews inside this tent laid out the final t
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